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I am a young Yemeni woman new to the US. I am raising funds for a year long photo project documenting the lives of American women my age.

From when I was a little girl, I wanted to visit America. I am finally here starting classes at the International Center of Photography and will soon begin my project documenting the lives of American women in their 20s, comparing and contrasting their lives with the way my sisters and I live in Yemen. How do they dress? What are their relationships like with their families, boyfriends, colleagues? In what ways are we similar? And in which ways are we different?


I believe my project is important because there are so many misunderstandings between our societies these days. I hope that my spending time with these women on an intimate level will allow us to learn about each other's cultures and change any misconceptions and preconceived notions that might exist.


I think people will also find it interesting to see how American women are seen from a Muslim woman's point of view, resulting in amazing, unique, and revealing photographs. These photographs we be made into a gallery exhibit for display at the VII Photo Agency in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I am happy to announce that the funds raised here are tax deductible thanks to my good friends at Talking Eyes Media. The funds will be used for photo supplies necessary to complete both the production of this project and exhibit. And if there is extra, travel expenses to take it outside New York City.


I greatly appreciate the generosity and spirit of the American people and I hope this will be a positive and wonderful exchange for everyone involved.

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    A signed 20x24 handmade print of any image from my project or from Yemen. I will also take a professional portrait of you (if you are located within 50 miles from NYC or can provide transportation). You will also get special thank you on my website and a big thank you in person!

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    A 20x24 handmade print of your choice from my project and a 20x24 handmade print from Yemen. I will also spend a weekend with you taking professional documentary photographs of your life – maybe photographs of you and your family and/or friends (if you live within 50 miles from NYC or can provide transportation). You will also special thank you on my website and a big thank you in person!

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